Ogg: The â€œIntelligent Designâ€ of digital media http://bit.ly/bUYo7B
The only thing Ogg is good for, is being open source, which isn’t relevant to professional media producers.
People who actually work in mediaÂ donâ€™t mind paying for stuff, and donâ€™t mind not owning/sharing the IP. Video production professionals are so accustomed to standardizing on commercial products, many of them become generic nouns in industry jargon: â€œchyronâ€ for character generators, â€œgrass valleyâ€ for switchers, â€œtelepromptersâ€, â€œbetacamâ€ tape, etc. Non-free is not a problem here. And if your argument for open-source is â€œyouâ€™re free to fix it if it doesnâ€™t do what you want it to,â€ the person who has 48 shows a day to produce is going to rightly ask â€œwhy would I use something that doesnâ€™t work right on day one?â€
The open source community doesnâ€™t get media. Moreover, it doesnâ€™t get that it doesnâ€™t get media. The Ogg codecs placate the true believers, and thatâ€™s the extent of their value.